Tuesday 1 October 2019

Country View Crafts Challenges - Bokeh

This month, Sue has chosen 'Bokeh' to be the theme for the Challenge.  I must admit, I had to do some research in this first to find that it is a photography technique where everything around the focal image appears blurred.   That got me thinking and here is my first project for the challenge:

For this project I tried to make the focal images stand out whereas the other images which are in front of the focal images look less clear and more blurred.

I'm not sure it quite turned out as I planned, but I had great fun in creating this card and in my first bokeh adventure.

Pop over to the Challenge blog to look at the other projects created by the design team - you are in for a treat this month!

I hope that you are inspired to join in with this Challenge.  Don't forget, all entrants are entered into the draw to win a gift voucher to spend in the Country View Crafts online store.

Happy Crafting!


  1. well I never knew that is what Bokeh meant, even having seen the phone ad promoting it on their video feature!! thanks for that... and a great card!

  2. This is gorgeous, Miriam!!! Fabulous bokeh background which really enhances your flowers!!! Big hugs

  3. Lovely card, Miriam, there's a real sense of depth with the blurry background.

  4. This is wonderful Miriam, your slightly blurred background is perfect for these colourful flowers. Have a very happy week, Sue

  5. Great to see a different way of achieving a bokeh effect Miriam. Very clever and effective. Happy October xx

  6. That's a wonderful take on the theme... I love your focal flowers, so sharp and clear and then the depth of the grassy background which seems to drift off to the horizon.
    Alison x

  7. So very beautiful - reminds me of the summertime - lush! Hugs rachelxx

  8. This is beautiful! I like that blurred background, it really makes the flowers stand out more.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Evelyn xxx

  9. I'm so glad you mentioned what a Bokeh technique is a photography technique--I never knew! You have taken the theme, and really let your creativity shine on this beautiful card! Now I'm inspired to give it a try!

    PS Thank you so much for your special mention on my butterfly ATC in the Texture challenge! Made my month!